DRCC News

Reflections on the 20th Anniversary of the Canadian Heritage River Designation: An Interview with Dr. John Hartig

August 13th, 2021

July 19, 2021 marked the 20th anniversary of the Detroit River being named a Canadian Heritage River. The river is truly a shared resource bringing the people of two nations together. The American side of the Detroit River was designated a Heritage River in 1998. With the Canadian side being designated a Canadian Heritage River […]

Detroit River Evening 2021

July 30th, 2021

Thanks to everyone who came out for the Detroit River Evening on June 24th, 2021 on Zoom! Thanks to all the presenters who provided updates on the important work being done in the Detroit River Area of Concern by the DRCC Public Advisory Council, Essex Region Conservation, and Environment and Climate Change Canada. Also, thank […]

Detroit River Binational Habitat Projects Poster

October 16th, 2020

In partnership with our U.S. colleagues, we’ve created a poster to showcase the habitat restoration efforts that have occurred on both sides of the Detroit River through the Areas of Concern program.  Though U.S. and Canada have separate Remedial Action (cleanup) plans for the Detroit River, we regularly exchange ideas and partner on projects. View […]

Detroit River Evening 2020

July 15th, 2020

Many thanks to everyone who came out for the Detroit River Evening on June 17th, 2020 on Zoom. There were over 150 people who either attended or watched the video since the event! Thanks to all the presenters who provided updates on the important work being done in the Detroit River Area of Concern by […]

Protect the Detroit River from home

May 20th, 2020

There are over 5 million people on the Canadian and American sides of the Detroit River who live in the watershed and depend on it for drinking water. Residents in Canada who live in Turkey Creek, Little River and Canard River watersheds can be stewards of the Detroit River, and do many things to reduce […]

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From tree plantings and clean ups, to advocacy and education programs, CLICK HERE to find out how you can be involved with protecting and enhancing the Detroit River.